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USFS celebrates Big Thorne decision as environmental groups weigh options

USFS celebrates Big Thorne decision as environmental groups weigh options

A court decision allowing the Big Thorne timber sale will help speed changes in Tongass logging. But opponents say it will damage other Southeast Alaska industries.
Interim Southeast DOT chief based in Anchorage

Interim Southeast DOT chief based in Anchorage

A Department of Transportation insider is the interim manager of the agency’s division overseeing Southeast Alaska.…

Ferry rates rising for commercial customers

Ferry rates rising for commercial customers

Department of Transportation officials are now considering large fare increases for commercial customers, those moving trucks and container vans via ferry.…

Prince Rupert pushes for ferry help

Prince Rupert pushes for ferry help

Prince Rupert leaders are in Juneau this week to lobby for continued connections with Southeast Alaska.…

Summit looks at food security, development

Summit looks at food security, development

Business, government and other regional leaders will meet in Juneau March 17-18 for the Southeast Conference’s Mid-Session Summit.…

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“Scrubbers” to cut cruise ship air pollution

“Scrubbers” to cut cruise ship air pollution

Cruise lines that sail Alaska waters are installing new pollution-control equipment. Scrubbers are aimed at clearing the air…

Update: Fast ferry engine damage could affect service

Update: Fast ferry engine damage could affect service

One of the Alaska Marine Highway’s new ferry engines is down. That could affect service in Southeast and…

New Tongass chief from Southwest U.S.

New Tongass chief from Southwest U.S.

Earl Stewart will take over as Tongass forest supervisor in May. He's moving up from Arizona, where he’s…

Feds turning Tongass land over to Sealaska

Feds turning Tongass land over to Sealaska

The federal Bureau of Land Management will sign paperwork Friday turning over 70,000 acres of Tongass National Forest…

Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panel

Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panel

Alaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel on Thursday yanked money from the…

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